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  • Port Authority spends $1.75M on lawyers in bridge case Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 8:41 AM ET

    The Port Authority is using $1.8 billion in toll money from Hudson River crossings to rebuild the Pulaski Skyway and three other New Jersey roads, a policy urged by Christie's administration. The legal question is whether the Port Authority misled bondholders and investors. Eleven law firms have been involved in the work on behalf of the Port Authority and its...

  • After chaotic year, New Jersey superintendent praised Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 11:29 AM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.— The new superintendent of schools in Newark tried to set a conciliatory tone for Wednesday, appearing at a school to announce that district teachers would each receive $100 to spend as they wish on supplies and principals would get $7,500 for needs not covered in their budgets. The $750,000 for the program comes from the Foundation for Newark's...

  • The group says failure to enact the laws will cost Atlantic City $50 million this year— money that would have to come from the city's already-strapped taxpayers. "As the clock continues to tick while we wait for Governor Christie to sign the Atlantic City revitalization legislation, the price of inaction continues to grow and the fate of Atlantic City and the...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— The $225 million settlement between ExxonMobil and New Jersey reached this week confirms the oil giant must clean up more than 1,500 contaminated properties from gas stations to refineries— but exactly how much they'll spend or how long it'll take remains murky. Tuesday's settlement between New Jersey's Department of Environmental...

  • Chris Christie: Hillary Clinton should be disqualified Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 8:49 AM ET
    Chris Christie: Hillary Clinton should be disqualified

    Gov. Chris Christie, (R-N.J.), talks about politicians on social media.

  • Chris Christie: Too much debt Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 8:44 AM ET
    Chris Christie: Too much debt

    Gov. Chris Christie, (R-N.J.), says President Obama has played to the investor class and made rich people richer. Also Christie provides his thoughts on China's role in market's current crisis.

  • Gov. Christie economic plan Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 8:43 AM ET
    Gov. Christie economic plan

    Gov. Chris Christie, (R-N.J.), talks about the key issues he is targeting in his campaign, including entitlement reform and immigration.

  • Chris Christie's path to winning Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 8:41 AM ET
    Chris Christie's path to winning

    Gov. Chris Christie, (R-N.J.), discusses his bid for president and message to voters.

  • Gov. Christie: Running in crowded GOP field Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 8:39 AM ET
    Gov. Christie: Running in crowded GOP field

    Campaigns matter, says Gov. Chris Christie, (R-N.J.), weighing in with his plan to gain traction among the 17 other Republicans candidates running for president.

  • Lawmaker sees opening for appeal of $225M Exxon ruling Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 2:06 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— While a New Jersey judge approved the state's $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil, he expressed concern over delayed cleanup at a polluted creek, which a state lawmaker says could open up a route to appeal the decision. Raymond Lesniak said he believes Superior Court Judge Michael Hogan's concerns could give him an opportunity to appeal the...

  • Gov. Christie's $225M Exxon settlement approved Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 4:15 PM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    A $225 million deal between Gov. Chris Christie's administration and ExxonMobil over dozens of polluted sites was approved.

  • Aug 25- Exxon Mobil Corp's $225 million settlement with the administration of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie of a longstanding environmental pollution case won approval on Tuesday from a state judge, over the objections of critics who called the accord a sellout. Judge Michael Hogan of the State Superior Court called the accord a "reasonable compromise...

  • Aug 25- Exxon Mobil Corp's controversial $225 million settlement with New Jersey of a longstanding environmental pollution case won approval on Tuesday from a state judge, despite objections from critics who viewed the accord as a sellout. Judge Michael Hogan of the State Superior Court called the accord a "reasonable compromise" even though the payout was...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— After originally seeking $8.9 billion, New Jersey's $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil over dozens of polluted sites is a reasonable compromise considering the substantial legal risks the state faced, a judge ruled Tuesday in approving a deal that Gov. He noted that the settlement is on top of Exxon's responsibility to clean up the sites,...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 24- Jostling for position in the U.S. presidential race, candidates on Monday blamed Wall Street elites, the Federal Reserve, exposure to China, and President Barack Obama's spending policies for the market contagion from China's stock-market plunge. Because China's going bad it's going to bring us down, too, because we're so heavily coupled with...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 24- As China's stock-market plunge spread to the United States, presidential candidates on Monday laid on blame and pushed their policy ideas from the sidelines, with Republican Donald Trump saying he had warned about U.S. exposure to China. Because China's going bad it's going to bring us down, too, because we're so heavily coupled with China, "said...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey Gov. It claims he's forcing taxpayers to cover the cost of his security details' accommodations while he travels the United States campaigning for the GOP presidential nomination. The suit asks the court to find that actions by Christie and Chris Christie for President Inc. "constitute a wrongful and unprivileged conversion of...

  • Work already on new Hudson River tunnels has been costly Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | 12:28 PM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— Buried deep under Manhattan is a $185 million hole in the ground, evidence that while politicians bicker over how to pay for a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River, work on the project has been underway for years. All told, more than $300 million has already been committed to the $14 billion tunnel— investments based on the assumption that leaders in New...

  • Trump machine at work in Iowa Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 7:03 AM ET
    Trump machine at work in Iowa

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on Donald Trump's big weekend in the Hawkeye State, including his "Meet the Press" interview.

  • Don't count Donald Trump out yet: Jared Bernstein Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 6:43 AM ET
    Don't count Donald Trump out yet: Jared Bernstein

    Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Katie Packer Gage, Burning Glass Consulting, discuss whether it's time to begin taking Donald Trump more seriously as he continues to eclipse his political opponents. Also Bernstein and Gage weigh in on Hillary Clinton's run for the White House and possible opponents.